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Deidre

What does Deidre mean?

Deidre Pronunciation of Deidre [dei-dre] as a name for girls means "broken-hearted, sorrowful". Deidre is a version of Deirdre (Irish, Gaelic): also possibly "fear".

Variations

Deidre has 2 variants: Deedre and Diedre.

14 more alternative forms via Deirdre: Deadra, Dede, Dedra, Dee, Deedee, Deedra, Deidra, Deidrie, Deirdra, Derdre, Didi, Diedra, Diedrey and Dierdre.

Creative forms:
(female) Dedre, Deide, ..

(male) Deide, Deidor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deidre Makenzi (D.M.), ..

How popular is Deidre?

Deidre is a very prominent first name for females (#871 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Deidre was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #463 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deidre name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deidre outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Deirdre, Deirdra, Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre, Deidra, Dedra, Dede, Dee, Deedee, Deedra and Deadra are the popular variation forms of Deidre ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Didi, are uncommon. These forms of Deidre were popular as birth names in the 1960s (median #1122), but now, forms such as Dee have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deidre, Deadra, Dede, Dedra, Dee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deedee, Deedra, Deidra, Deirdra, Deirdre in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diedra, Diedre, Dierdre in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deidre and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Deidre is alike in pronunciation to Didiere. Other recommended names are Andre, Daicee (see Dacey), Daile, Daira, Daisee, Daisie, Deandrea, Deane, Debbie, Debbra, Debera, Debor, Dedie, Deeane, Deetra, Deija, Deijah, Deiondra, Deitra, Delara, Delaree, Delene, Delice, Deline, Delise, Delores, Delyne, Demie, Demitra, Denese, Denise, Denisse, Denize, Dennie, Denyce, Denyse, Deonne, Deora, Deren, Derine, Desirae, Desire, Desirea, Desiree, Desiri, Desme, Desyre, Devinee, Devinne, Devra, Devri, Dextra, Deyse, Deziree, Diandre, Diane, Dido, Dinae, Dione, Dior, Dixee, Dodee, Dore, Eire, Fiore, Heide, Heidee, Jenifre (see Jennifer), Jere, Lenore, Loire, Maire, Muire and Vere. These names tend to be less frequently used than Deidre.

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